How long does it take to recover from a fine needle aspiration?

1-2 days. 1-2 days the most if you are very sensitive or you can straight can go to work even........
Depends. For most superficial sites, if done properly, you should be fine by the time you get back to your car (no different than getting a blood draw) with around 5% patients experience some soreness for a few days. For deeper sites requiring image guidance, there may be a bit more soreness and you may be held for a few hours of observation after the procedure.

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A fine needle aspiration (fna) test of my thyroid nodule - (1.8cm) came back with "suspicious for malignancy" (category 5) result here in australia. My?

Suspicious. Thats not a result, the result will be a pathology report from the aspiration describing the sample examined with microscope. Check with your doctor, i hope it turns out well. Read more...
Ask a Pathologist. Fine needle aspirations are difficult to interpret since the amount of tissue taken is very small. In your particular case the prase "suspicious for malignancy" is strongly suggestive of cancer by the pathologist. A final veredict would be to get another bigger sample or go for exploratory surgery with the intent to perform the subtotal thyroidectomy as a treatment for the cancer. Ask endocrine. Read more...